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Read the textile industry sustainability report. vol.4

I would like to study the current situation of the textile industry in Japan by reading the report of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, "Blueprint for a New Era" July 2021.

Deepen your understanding by commenting and supplementing excerpts from the report. I would like to read on in style. thank you.

This is the continuation of vol.3.

III. Current Status and Future Initiatives Related to Sustainability
1.Environmental Consideration It is said that conventional production and consumption activities are reaching their limits due to the increasing demand for resources and energy and the growing severity of environmental problems such as climate change. We need to move from a linear economy to a circular economy. To this end, it is becoming necessary to curb the amount of new resource input and to take measures to lead to new products by collecting and recycling products after consumption activities.
What is a linear economy

It is an economic activity that uses resources and energy extracted from the natural world by labor, and products produced by labor are used only once and discarded.

What is circular economy

It is an economic activity that circulates production, consumption, and disposal in a circle in order to reduce the consumption of natural resources and energy and the disposal of consumed products. Furthermore, it is an activity that creates value in the process of this circulation and tries to grow economically.

The Japanese government aims to realize a carbon-neutral society by 2050, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to virtually zero.
Greenhouse gases, a decarbonized society, and carbon neutrality

A gas in the atmosphere that traps heat from the sun and warms the surface of the earth. mainly carbon dioxide. It is to subtract the "absorption amount" by forests etc. from the "emission amount" of carbon dioxide so that the total is effectively zero. By the way, the average temperature of the world has already increased by 1°C from about 100 years ago.

In May 2020, the textile industry was also designated as one of the fields in which the Circular Economy Vision 2020, formulated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, urgently requires consideration of the circulation system.
What is Circular Economy Vision 2020?

In May 2020, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry compiled the themes that Japan should focus on in order to realize a circular economy. First, there are three backgrounds. 1.Limits of the linear economy, 2.Development of digital technology, 3.Rising demand for environmental consideration from the market and society. And there are 3 pillars. 1. Shift from 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) as an environmental activity to a circular economy as an economic activity. 2. Promote voluntary efforts by companies as management and business strategies with the aim of developing recycling-oriented products and businesses in the global market. 3. Reconstruction of a resilient circulatory system in the medium to long term. is.

What is resilience?

It is generally translated as "resilience, resilience, resilience". In recent years, there have been more cases where it is used as "the ability to adapt and survive flexibly in spite of difficult situations."

3. Resilient circulatory system means to create a strong circulatory system.

That's all for today.

See you tomorrow, thank you.

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